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Chiton (Rhyssoplax)

Polyplacophora - Neoloricata - Chitonidae

Taxonomy
Rhyssoplax was named by Thiele (1893) [Sepkoski's age data: T Ol-u R Sepkoski's reference number: 899]. It is extant.

It was reranked as Chiton (Rhyssoplax) by Schwabe and Lozouet (2006).

It was assigned to Chitoninae by Wells and Houston (2001); to Neoloricata by Sepkoski (2002); and to Chiton by Schwabe and Lozouet (2006).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1893Rhyssoplax Thiele
2001Rhyssoplax Wells and Houston p. 36
2002Rhyssoplax Sepkoski, Jr.
2006Chiton (Rhyssoplax) Schwabe and Lozouet p. 623

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
RankNameAuthor
Serialia
classPolyplacophorade Blainville 1816
orderNeoloricataBergenhayn 1955
familyChitonidaeRafinesque 1815
genusChiton
subgenusRhyssoplax(Thiele 1893)

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available